Celine Dion – A New Day has Come

Celine Dion

 

Artist: Celine Dion
Album: A New Day Has Come
Song: Aun Existe Amor
Arranger/Programming/Orchestrated: Mark Portmann
Writers:Riccardo Cocciante
Producer: Humberto Gatica
Label: Interscope
Year: 2002

A New Day Has Come is the ninth English-language album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released by Sony Music Entertainment on March 22, 2002. It was her first new studio album since 1997’s Let’s Talk About Love. Dion returned to the music scene after a two-year hiatus when she gave birth to her first child. She collaborated on A New Day Has Come with various producers, including Anders Bagge and Peer Åström for the first time. Dion’s long-time producer and friend, David Foster, did not appear on this album. A New Day Has Come garnered mostly positive reviews from the music critics, who noticed that Dion explores a “broader, more adventurous” range of pop music and “dips its toe” into modern music, particularly dance (“Sorry for Love”). However, the album also contains the usual adult contemporary songs, including power ballads like “I Surrender” and “Have You Ever Been in Love,” or the title track. Critics also praised “Ten Days,” “Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word),” “I’m Alive,” “When the Wrong One Loves You Right,” “The Greatest Reward,” and two covers: “Nature Boy” and “At Last.”

A New Day Has Come became a commercial success throughout the world and entered number one in more than seventeen countries. It has sold 3.3 million units in the United States and was certified three-times Platinum by the RIAA. In Canada, after shipping 600,000 copies, the album was certified six-times Platinum.

The IFPI certified it three-times Platinum for selling three million units in Europe. Overall, A New Day Has Come has sold twelve million copies worldwide. The first single, “A New Day Has Come” was released in March 2002 and peaked inside the top ten in Canada and Europe. In the United States, it reached number twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 and broke the record for most weeks at number one on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, staying on top for twenty-one weeks. The next single, “I’m Alive” was issued in August 2002 and also peaked inside the top ten in numerous European countries.

The last commercial single, “Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word)” was released in November 2002 and performed moderately on the charts, reaching the top forty in Europe.